"One of the biggest questions I come up against when talking
to people about the new Amiga platform, and specifically about
Amiga's deals with Red Hat to be the multimedia platform for Red
Hat Linux, is "Why does Linux need Amiga?" Tough question -- until
"Today I read that Id Software, creator of Quake III Arena, had
scrapped the retail version of the game for the Linux platform. Id
software CEO Todd Hollenshead said: "It [Linux] is a support
nightmare due to the multiple flavors of popular versions (of
Linux) and the ever-changing kernel. Retailers don't want it, and
the Linux Q3A sales were disappointing."
"When I read that everything came clear. ... Armed with a legacy
of being the most capable gaming platform on the market, the new
Amiga DE can run hosted within any major software environment (like
Windows and Linux, to start). At under 5MB total, the Amiga DE can
even run piggy-back on game discs for Nintendo's Game Cube and
Sony's Playstation. The user need never see the Amiga environment,
games need only include the pieces of the Amiga DE that require
running through a host operating environment."
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